The American College of Gastroenterology is committed to serving the specific needs of residents and GI trainees. ACG 2023 includes elements designed with this aim in mind. The College assists trainees and residents as they prepare for their future in gastroenterology through special offerings at ACG 2023. Plus, there is an opportunity for those in training programs to showcase their knowledge by competing in GI Jeopardy and the EndoTitans Hands-on Challenge.
Below you will find events sponsored by ACG and affiliated events.
ACG Sponsored Events
Navigating, Networking, and Negotiating Your First Job Workshop
Friday, October 20 | 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
The ACG Women in GI Committee is hosting a program geared towards senior GI fellows and junior faculty, addressing the specifics of both the private practice and academic job search. Discussions will focus on details of private practice versus academics, contract analysis, networking skills, negotiating skills, and work-life balance. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. There is a $25 fee for this workshop. Light fare will be provided.
Career Opportunities for Women in GI Luncheon
Saturday, October 21 | 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm
The ACG Women in GI Committee is hosting a program geared toward residents, trainees and junior faculty who are facing difficult decisions regarding the future of their medical careers. Female gastroenterologists from a variety of medical backgrounds will address the issues of being a female subspecialist, balancing career and family, and opportunities for women in medicine, and more specifically, gastroenterology. This program is free for ACG 2023 attendees .
Advance registration is required and space is limited. To register, please visit acgmeetings.gi.org/career-opportunities-for-women-in-gi-luncheon.
GI Jeopardy: Buzz In for Your Training Program
Saturday, October 21 | 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
ACG's favorite quiz show, GI Jeopardy, is back! Contestants are all current fellows-in-training, but all are welcome to attend the competitive final round, a spirited GI version of the television classic.
The competition begins in July with a preliminary round open to all GI training programs. Groups of fellows take an online test on a variety of GI topics and diseases. The top five scoring programs will then be invited to send two-person teams to compete in front of a live audience at ACG 2023. Travel expenses for the teams will be covered by ACG. Past GI Jeopardy finalists were supported by more than 300 lively audience members giving the event a real game show atmosphere.
Trainees Lunch Session: From Fellow to Future – Charting Your Path in Gastroenterology
Sunday, October 22 | 12:20 pm – 1:35 pm
Once again, a special luncheon program exclusively for fellows-in-training will be offered during the Postgraduate Course. Enjoy this session reconnecting with colleagues and interacting directly with our panel of ACG leaders. Don't delay, as this luncheon sells out every year.
This luncheon is available to all trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, and has a fee of $25. To register, please visit the ACG 2023 registration page.
Endoscopy School – Hands-on Workshop Center: Resident-only Sessions
Sunday, October 22 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday, October 23 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Monday, October 23 | 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Residents will be able to get hands-on endoscope training in our Residents-only training sessions. Experts will be available to guide residents on the use of the scopes as they navigate tasks using the Thompson Endoscopic Skills Trainer (T.E.S.T).
EndoTitans Hands-on Challenge
Sunday, October 22 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The EndoTitans Challenge is an opportunity for fellows to demonstrate both their knowledge and technical abilities in endoscopy. The challenge begins over the summer with a preliminary knowledge round open to all second and third-year fellows. The top scoring fellows from each year are then invited to participate in a skills challenge. Winners will take home both bragging rights and a travel grant for ACG 2024. Join us in the Hands-on Workshop area of the Exhibit Hall to cheer on the competitors.
Endoscopy School – Hands-on Workshop Center: Trainee-only Sessions
Monday, October 23 | 7:45 am – 9:30 am
The always-popular FREE Endoscopy School – Hands-on Workshop Center sessions will again be offered in the Exhibit Hall. Expert faculty will demonstrate techniques using a wide variety of equipment and products. Attendees will then have an opportunity to practice using the equipment. Pre-registration for these trainee-only sessions is required. Trainees are also welcome to participate in any of the hands-on sessions being offered on Sunday – Tuesday.
Residents Session: Navigating the GI Match – Tips and Tricks for Applicants
Monday, October 23 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
ACG is offering this special session for internal medicine residents who are interested in pursuing a career in gastroenterology. Gastroenterology & Hepatology fellowship continues to be one of the most competitive internal medicine subspecialities. This session will focus on answering questions that prospective GI fellowship applicants may have. In addition, a panel of GI fellowship program directors and current GI fellows will share their experiences and tips regarding the application process.
This free session is open to all residents attending the Annual Meeting. No pre-registration is required.
How to Get Published: An ACG Journal Editors Roundtable
Monday, October 23 | 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
ACG’s journal editors frequently receive questions about how best to get published, how they assess submissions, and how to best format a manuscript. In this session, the editors discuss the most commonly asked questions they receive about the publication process and share pearls of wisdom about what works — and what doesn’t — when submitting papers for publication. If you want to start or improve your publishing career, then don’t miss this valuable opportunity to hear directly from the editors who are eager to help!
This session is free and open to all attendees.
ACG Affiliated Events
Workout with Your Future Mentor at Barry's Bootcamp – Vancouver
Monday, October 23 | 6:00 am – 8:00 am
Location: 1035 W Pender St, Vancouver (5 minutes walk from the convention center)
Back by popular demand, this "Rainbows in Gastro" sponsored event will bring faculty and trainees into the Red Room for a 50-minute Arms and Abs workout with Fraser Brake. Following the session, we have procured the outdoor space of Barry’s Vancouver for 30-50 minutes of spontaneous networking while you are served refreshments and bananas/snacks.
The fee for this event is $36 Canadian Dollars. Class registration will open at noon (Vancouver time) on Monday, October 16th and you will register with Barry's Bootcamp directly. Spots are limited. Please click this link to sumbit your contact information and a direct registration link will be sent to you by the organizer on the 16th.
Karaoke Night: Singing with the #LadyGagasOfGI
Monday, October 23 | 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Charqui - 1955 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
Sponsored by MondayNightIBD and Scrubs & Heels, trainees and faculty are invited to sign up for a fun night of karaoke while networking. Pre-registration allows you to be paired with a faculty to pick a song ahead of time from the expansive list of songs on karafun.com. Yes, you heard right, everyone will be singing in mentor-mentee pairs, Have fun! You will also get to meet ambassadors of ACG's Evidence-Based GI publication and learn more about the next round of recruitment and projects ahead.
No fee for karaoke, but you will pay for your own food and drinks. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please click this link to register. You will be informed (2 weeks ahead of ACG 2023) of your paired mentee/mentor, with whom you will coordinate a song DUET for the karaoke night. Feel free to invite your friends.
"Ask the Fellows" Event
Tuesday, October 24 | 10:35 am – 11:30 am
Location: Vancouver Convention Center - Open area on Level 2 near rooms 208 and 210.
Sponsored by MondayNightIBD, IBD Horizons and Scrubs & Heels. Meet GI fellows from different programs, backgrounds, and career goals for candid and informal Q&As, advice, and tips to navigate your current phase of training. Whether you need tips for interview skills, techniques to approach new mentors or help with what to do next, fellows understand you are ready to pay it forward. And who knows, maybe a few faculty members will join us as well.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Please click this link to register.